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Wednesday, July 21, 2021
Curtis Finnicum, Financial Advisor Associate with Stifel Financial and the United Way of Cascade County Board of Directors Vice-Chair, will chair United Way of Cascade County’s 2021 annual fundraising campaign.  Susan Wolff, an integral volunteer with United Way for more than 8 years, former United Way Board Chair, and campaign volunteer for the last three years, joins Curtis as Campaign Vice-Chair. United Way fights for the health, education,…
Wednesday, February 3, 2021
Cascade County will receive $25,823 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county through the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Cascade County organizations that provide emergency food and shelter are encouraged to apply for funding under this program. The National Board requires local agencies chosen to receive funds to: 1) be private voluntary nonprofits or units of government, 2) be eligible to receive federal funds, 3)…
Thursday, December 17, 2020
Liam reads and snuggles with his grandmother. Liam Liddell “loves, loves, loves to read,” said his grandmother, Sue Rose. Rose has been reading with her blue-eyed grandson since he was born. The 3-year-old’s favorite books include the toe-tapping, handclapping “Pippa at the Parade” and “Where is Catkin,” a story about a mischievous cat that features animal sounds and hide and seek fun. Not only is this storytime creating a special bond…
Tuesday, December 1, 2020
Tarel Rollins plans to study physical science. Tarel Rollins plans to study physical therapy or exercise science at a Montana college. Brooklyn Suden is looking at going to the University of Montana Western in Dillon to major in business and minor in fine arts. Madi Nowakowski is preparing to join the Montana Air National Guard and eventually pursue a master’s degree in criminal justice. These three high school seniors are “striving for…
Monday, October 19, 2020
UNITED WAY, OPPORTUNITIES INC. OFFERING ESSENTIAL FUNDS TO COVID-IMPACTED FAMILIES, THANKS TO $50,000 DONATION A private family foundation has donated $50,000 to United Way of Cascade County’s COVID-19 Response & Recovery Fund to be given as $500 checks to 100 local individuals and families impacted by the coronavirus and economic slowdown that followed. The foundation, which chooses to stay anonymous, will donate another $50,000 if the…
Tuesday, September 29, 2020
Meals on Wheels driver Jennifer Simon delivers a meal to Sharron and Morris Miller. Demand for meals, cost to deliver them increases due to COVID Even before the pandemic, Meals on Wheels was critical to Sharron Miller, who at 72 has a degenerative bone disease that makes moving around painful. Her husband relies on a walker. Both have failing eyesight. “By 3 or 4 in the afternoon, I can hardly move,” Miller said. “This food, this program, is…
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Thursday, September 17, 2020
United Way invests in nonprofits, community impact United Way of Cascade County announced that it will invest $1,072,789 to advance bold goals in education, financial stability and health. Thanks to last fall’s campaign, United Way will help 23,278 people in the coming year through the local programs receiving grants alone. And its community impact work – initiatives like Graduation Matters – touches everyone living in Cascade County. The…
Monday, August 24, 2020
Hundreds of people donated thousands of supplies to local kids through United Way’s 11th annual Stuff the Bus school supply drive. Great Falls givers donated more than 9,000 items and $9,000, which was used to buy even more supplies to give to local students through nonprofits like the Great Falls Rescue Mission, Alliance for Youth, the Great Falls Children's Receiving Home and through Great Falls Public Schools. Over the past 11 years, United…
Monday, August 17, 2020
Becky Nelson has volunteered to chair United Way of Cascade County’s 2020 fall fundraising campaign. This campaign marks the organization’s 51st year as a local nonprofit. United Way fights for the health, education and financial stability of everyone in Cascade County. Through its annual campaign, United Way awarded grants to 33 local nonprofit programs that will help more than 23,000 local people in the coming year. In addition to working as…